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. i can report to you right now, the new york city sanitation has set dump trucks and tractors that are at the end of this street picking up debris. the floodwater actually destroyed property inside the homes. take a look at this pile of garbage. refrigerators, furniture, all of this has to be dumped and take it out of here. if it sits here with the water damage, it will begin to mold. they are setting up port of parties so they can have sanitation. verizon is setting up a tower. that is a situation right now. we have been watching total strangers come by on this street offering food and water to people who live here. that is the latest from the situation here. no need to tell you they are. that's the marathon will be run did they think it should be postponed for another week. connell: thank you very much, adam. dagen: by the way, i just re- tweeted a column about why the marathon should not be run. power outages, meantime, still causing major problems. unbelievable, almost undescribable problems for drivers. take a look at this video. long lines at gas stations. not because of
their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door checking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark. nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses are without electricity. but the cavalry is on the way. the air force is shipping utility trucks and power generators from california aboard 17 aircraft. and the new york city subway startrunning again, but the service was very limited. that meant long lines for buses. >> watch your step. be careful with the person in front of you. >> pelley: and even longer lines of cars cross the bridges into manhattan. in new jersey and on long island, cars lined up as far as the eye could see for gasoline. many stations are closed, either out of gas or without power for the pumps. in some parts
slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. this morning hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore are facing months even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in things where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself on wednesday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning to you. 14 are dead in new jersey but there is increasing concern that as more homes are searched
mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore this morning are facing months, even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in atlantic city, where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself. jeff, good
and suffering, it is seemingly the one problem that really touched a nerve. why the new york city marathon became such a lightning rod in the wake of the storm. >>> and it turns out one car was not as advertised. how owners will be compensated for some bad math. >>> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. frustrations and anger mounting over gas shortages, power outages and relief supplies four days after super storm sandy. here's the latest. 110 deaths are now blamed on that storm. and that number is expected to rise as more bodies are found in destroyed homes. just over 3 million people are without power and that is down from more than 8 million during the height of the storm. and more than 47,000 runners have been told this weekend's new york marathon has been canceled. >>> among the hardest hit area is staten island new york. the body of two people strapped by a 13-foot surge of water were found today. one was hanging out a window. a few hours before, one woman escaped with her three children. >> it hurts. i mean i cried for a few days, but there is nothing left to do. there i
as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced by withering criticism. > they got generators over there to keep the runners warm. we need the help! >> pelley: the starting line for the race was to be on staten island, home of the trayna family where at least 19 people were killed. we have a team of correspondents covering the aftermath of sandy. first, we're going to go to anna werner who was there when more bodies were found on staten island today. anna? er reporter: scott, many people here say that they live in the forgotten borough and that that ts never been more true than in the wake of hurricane sandy. the devastation and pain are everywhere here, in the neighborhood where more people died than any other. 13 feet of water swept across mapleton avenue. >> we're leaving them in place. >> reporter: the national guard found the bodies here of two people trapped by the surge. one was in a window. catherine merced was also trapped next door. er i heard her screa
distribution sites open staffed by national guard members, new york city service volunteers and by the staff of the salvation army, the distributed something like 290,000 meals in nearly half a million bottles of water yesterday via those sites reopen again today from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. open for us, saturday 1:00 until 5:00 and we will keep them open as long as they are needed. we have to come up with a long-term plan for people out of their homes for months, not able to cook and find food, and we're working on that but our first concern is to meet the immediate needs of people and hope what electricity comes back to some, the population that will really need our help will be down to it more manageable size but whatever size it is i am convinced we have the resources and the drive and the management to do so. anyone who visit visit one of o3 sites will be able to take three meals and bottles of water. people should bring their own bags to carry the food and water if at all possible. to publicize their hours and locations of these homes they've handed out thousands of flyers in english and spa
island, new york. >>> new york city is opening schools today for the first time. >>> tuesday is election day so generators are being brought in and polling locations are being moved so ravaged sections of new york and new jersey residents will be able to vote. it remains unclear if the preparations are enough to avoid depressed turnout in communities which still lack power or people have been forced to leave their homes. >>> new york city's transit system remains a problem in the days after superstorm sandy. yesterday governor cuomo suspended tolls in the rockaways. the loss of train service makes it especially hard for residents to get back and forth. the suspended tolls will remain in place. >>> today and tomorrow fairfax police testimony is going to collect food and clothing for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> matt jablow has more. >> reporter: captain laura kenyan is the head of the criminal investigation division of the city of fairfax. >> my co-workers rally. >> reporter: during more than 20 years as a police officer she has witnessed all types of tragedies. >> but none apparen
dangerous to work without light. the federal government brought in free fuel for parts of new york city saturday, but there was a 10-gallon limit. >> i need it for my generator, because i've been without power for four days. >> reporter: across the river, they are rationing gas in some areas. >> if everyone complies with the system, it will ease wait times and create a less stressful situation for everybody involved. >> reporter: more than a million people are still without power in new jersey. governor christie says it will be a long road to recovery and everyone needs to work together. that's already happening in stone harbor where people pitched in to start cleaning up an elementary school that was badly damaged. and another added challenge tonight, cold temperatures that feel like they're in the 30's, with cold advisories. the mayor of new york city, michael bloomberg, telling residents without power to please go to shelters because of the drop in temperatures. >> people are just waiting to get a break. thanks so much. >>> well, it is another sign of progress. steam rises from a man
, some new york city subways believe it or not are rolling once again. also today, laguardia airport has reopened. but power problems persist with more than 5 million still without electricity. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still
controversy. >>> gas rationing in new york city and long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy. after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassmann is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. behind me you see one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey. this one is the new home for 750 emergency workers and 60 storm victims. there are also hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning, 11 days after sandy hit this shore line. in wintry somerset county northern new jersey, utility crews are still days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter with his a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just had gotten her electricity back on monday. >> such a relief like returning to civilization. >> reporter: that relief didn't last long. >> and then all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: governor andrew cuoma blasted lipa utility company that services long island. >> part of it is just the
it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds
to at least 60,000 homes and businesses in the new york city area. many of them had just got entheir power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow region. airlines cancelled nearly 1600 flights and highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes. ben, how is everybody doing? >> reporter: well, norah you can see this is the last thing that people needed. the streets in tuckerton flood again, front yards flood. as nor'easters go this wouldn't be a big deal. but for a couple of days people were able to come back to this neighborhood to save what they could, tearing out carpets, ripping down walls. that has now been put on hold. one woman said this second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed into the jersey shore wind and rain quickly turned into a whiteout as temperatures plummeted into the low 30s. volunteers handed out blankets for those with no heat. >> just won't end now. unfortunate want it to be over. >> reporter: in snow covered belmar a generate oris running nick's one light and
. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands of people in manhattan. that's good news for elaine and mark. they have been stuck in their 20th floor apartment without elevator service since the storm knocked out power. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we stayed up here. >> reporter: here in new jersey, police began allowing people who live along the coast back into their homes for the first time since the storm. for many, it was an emotional homecoming. >> got upset. we lost everything we had. it's nothing we can do. >>
and businesses in the new york city region many of them had just gotten their power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow to the region. airlines canceled nearly 1,600 flights. highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes across the northeast as temperatures fell below freezing. ben tracy is in hard-hit tuckerton, new jersey, along the jersey shore. how are they doing there? >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. folks here not doing so well this morning. streets are flood eded here in tuckerton. front yards are flooded. while this nor'easter on its own may not have been that big of a deal, here is the problem. for a couple of days people have been able to come back to neighborhoods like this, to begin the recovery rip out carpets and walls and stay ahead of the mold that is growing in some of these areas. that's all been put on hold. that one woman who told us that the second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed
are still without electricity and the death toll is 106. schools will reopen this morning in new york city and many other communities however drivers are still waiting in those long lines for gasoline and officials predict another difficult commute because not all subways and trains are running yet. >> there's new urgency in the recovery effort because the weather is not helping. millions of storm victims, jim axelrod is in the hard hit secretary of rockaway, queens. >> reporter: this week the weather forecast is throwing one more challenge at those devastated parts of new york and new jersey. freezing temperatures for 1.5 million customers in two states who are still without power. >> onions, garlic. >> reporter: in the far rockaway section of queens, volunteers aren't waiting for the government to help those who need it, they are doing it themselves. >> people need help. we just thought we would come out and give them some hot food. >> reporter: at this intersection a makeshift supermarket sprang up in a marking lot. donations from churches and synagogues provided the inventory. food, cl
this morning in new york city and many other communities. however, drivers are still waiting in those long lines for gasoline. and officials predict another difficult commute this morning because not all subways and trains are running yet. >> there is new you are jens in the recovery effort this morning because the weather is not helping millions of storm victims. jim axelrod is in the hard hit rockaways section of queens. >> reporter: good morning. this week, the weather forecasts are providing one more challenge for those parts of new york and new jersey that have been devastated by sandy. freezing temperatures that will affect the nearly 1.5 million customers still without power. >> onions. >> reporter: in the far rockaways section of queens, volunteers like diane chang aren't waiting for the government to help those who need it. they're doing it themselves. >> we're told they needed hot food out here. we thought we'd cook some hot food. >> reporter: at this intersection a makeshift supermarket sprang up in a parking lot. donations from churches and synagogues provided the inventory. fo
. >>> running from new york city to san francisco. the incredible journey that 8 million people are following. why it's really a story of friendship that listens on. >> the new coffee that starbucks thinks you're going to pay $7 for. >> and a $580 million jackpot up for grabs tonight. when california is going to get in on the action. with lung cancer has inspira unique journey.. from new y, to san francisco. cbs 5's dr. kim mulvihill hs of a lifelong >>> a bay area athlete's battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey. >> a lifelong friendship and the spectacular finish and honor of that friendship that's just days away. >> reporter: joe costello was just 22 when she died from lung cancer in 2010. it's how she lived that lives on. >> i do think that last year of jo's life although it was her most difficult and challenging, in many ways it could be the best year of her life. she did so many wonderful, amazing things and lived life to its fullest. >> reporter: best friends since kindergarten in san francisco,. >> i'm using my lungs to run from new york city to san francisco. >> report
of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. triple a says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. some bridges opened up but police are enforcing a three person car pool to ease congestion. and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> they're slowly trying to recover. >> reporter: millions of people in 11 states are spending their fourth night in the dark, including seven families in this lower manhattan apartment complex. this couple stranded on the 20th floor is nearly out of food. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we've stayed up here. >> reporter: their lifeline is volunteers who scales the stairs to bring food from two blocks away. travis air force base is sending a plane with heavy equipment. it left with more than a million pounds of truck and tools. today the death toll rose to 38 in new york city with the discovery of a 2
rationing started this morning in new york city and on long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassman is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me is one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey, 750 emergency workers and about 60 storm victims. but there are hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning 11 days after sandy hit this coastline. in wintry somerset county, northern new jersey, utility crews are days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter was a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just got her electricity back on monday. >> it was a relief. >> reporter: but that relief didn't last long. >> all of a sudden poof. and there we are back in the middle ages. >> reporter: in new york andrew cuomo blasted the power company that serves long island complaining it mismanaged the crisis. >> part of it is just the management and the performance, which has been unacceptable and they fai
with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan sunday for the parade cheering and waving a flag. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday and shot him several times. frantic employees ducked for cover and called police. the manager is hospitalized in critical condition. >>> a protest in florida was held on behalf of a man from bethesda, maryland. demonstrators gathered in west palm beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the imprisonment of bethesda resident alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. he said he was only trying to provide internet service to cuba's small jewish community. >>> homeland security secreta
to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands of people in manhattan. that's good news for elaine and mark. they have been stuck in their 20th floor apartment without elevator service since the storm knocked out power. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we stayed up here. >> reporter: here in new jersey, police began allowing people who live along the coast back into their homes for the first time since the storm. for many, it was an emotional homecoming. >> got upset. we lost everything we had. it's nothing we can do. >> reporter: vicente juarez
of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. we have chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. and yes, he is, he's here. msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor, richard wolffe. and in washington, washington anchor for "bb krrgs world news america," katty kay. good to have you all on board. willie, hi. >> hello, mika. >> a lot to get to. that's my sweater. aftermath
interfered with the relief efforts underway after sandy. >>> in new york city leaders there are taking steps to reduce the gas lines. beginning today drivers with license plates ending with odd numbers can get fuel. tomorrow it will be people with even numbers that can fill up. only 25% of the gas stations are are open right now. >>> and getting to new york city by rail is still a challenge but amtrak is hoping to have three of its tunnels to new york's penn station back open by tonight. amtrak's goal is to restore all of its service and commuter rail in and out of the station by monday. >>> many of us here across the mid-atlantic are learning some pretty hard lessons after the superstorm. >> our own bruce leshan is living the nightmare, trying to rebuild after a tree nearly destroyed his home. he hopes it will help others. >> i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. and i'm hoping what i've learned is going to help some other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of tulip poplars. but all around the neighborhood now, the chainsaws are buzzing, t
in new york city. new york subways are providing limited service today and drivers trying to get into the city faced gridlock. cbs reporter vinita nair is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: i'm here in lower manhattan standing in front of one of the many tunnels that remain flooded here in new york city. new yorkers are facing headaches when it comes to mass transit as well as power outages. con ed says it could be until november 11 before all the lights are turned back on across the city. in terms of mass transit, there have certainly been creative solutions. when it comes to the major routes bringing you into the city, the city is requesting that no driver arrive in a car with fewer than three people the way they are solving this problem if you get to a checkpoint and it is you alone, you're basically asked to take two more people into the car with you, strangers who you may or may not know. new yorkers are taking it in stride. they are doing the best they can but keep in mind, it is a long way until we are back to full strength. reporting in lower manhattan, vinita nair.
coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning some new york city subways are rolling again. also today laguardia airport is re-opening. but 5 million people are still without electricity and the number of deaths blamed on sandy has passed 70. ines ferre joins us now with more on the storm from lower manhattan. ines. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. i am at the entrance of new york's fdr drive and you can see that this area is still flooded after the storm. but down at the jersey shore, that devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island con
that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan have to at least have three people. >> i know it is inconvenience for a lot of people. but the bottom line is, the streets can only handle so much. >> reporter: officials estimate half of all gas stations in the area are closed. the result, long lines. >> hundreds of cars here trying to get some gas. >> reporter: industry analysts say it could take another week to get all the gas stations back up and running. >> reporter: and officials say manhattan could get its power back as early as tomorrow or saturday. fo
and are likely to remain ine dark for days. new york city is slowly rebounding....but mass trant problems and power loss is l hampering the recovery. as you can imagine.. traffis terrible.. many subways are still underwater.. leaving residents forced to drive or cram onto a limited supply f buses. a quarter of a millin people are still without por in the city.. and tonight's knicks..nets nba opener hsan postponed.. but this weeke's new york marathon is still . the storm has campaign organizers on the east racio get polling places ready bee tuesday.. meanwhile.. the candidates are back on the campaign trail in full forc. just five days before the bg election.. the president is still dealg with sandy.. but he and mitt romney are putting their fos back on key battleground sts they hope to carry on tuesd. in virginia, polls show romy has cut the president's lean that state to just two poin. romney will spend his entiry paul is showing romney has cut the lead in that state to two points. romney will spend his entire day in the state of virginia and the president will hit wisconsin, colorado an
around the new york city metro area. where they plan to distribute 12 million gallons of gasoline to run generators. meanwhile, the death toll sales at 113. >>> it's been nearly a week since sandi hit. how are things coming along? >> let's go live to staten island this morning. good morning. electricity continues to be a big problem. how many people in new york are still without power? >> reporter: good morning to you. throughout new york city about 800,000 people still without power. that means no key. obviously, they are only adding to the frustrations here. this is a sample of what people and construction crews -- public works crews, rather, are trying to deal with. debris all throughout the streets here. it is not just clothes and photos and memories, but in some cases its entire structures of houses that have been sort of washed away and line the roads. as you might imagine, this actually is an improvement, but there is still so much more that has to be done. >> here on the west coast we see a lot of pictures of storm damage, roads being blocked with water, the subways being flooded
billion dollars. >>> and on the loose. a strange sight in new york city when a pony and zebra run wild through the streets. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 29, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. and a little more than a month the u.s. economy could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle c
maker that owned the crane that crashed in new york city. >>> this morning if you've got a cramp in your hand from all of that cyber shopping, it ain't me. you are not alone. yesterday cyber monday will likely turn out to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. online shopping was up 28% yesterday compared to the same time yesterday. sales for mobile devices, including tablets, rose more than 10%. >> reporter: eli logged on to the internet at 2:00 in the morning to take advantage of the busiest online shopping day of the year. >> what's better than sitting at home in your bed while you're watching the 11:00 news and shopping? >> reporter: he took advantage of cyber monday pricing to buy computers, not just for his business but also his holiday shopping list. he runs an internet marketing company and said he spent the last five months coaching businesses on how to capitalize on the internet's biggest sales day. >> if you could get one great deal to bring everyone in, you can upsale on additional products. >> reporter: retail experts expect cyber monday to be a $1.5 billion day, a
to new york city. >> i got no gas. >> stop it! >> step back. >> reporter: traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me if it makes you happy. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. aaa says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. crews are working to suck floodwater out of tunnels. some bridges opened up, but police are enforcing a three- person carpool to ease congestion. >> let's go! >> reporter: and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> you got to be a little patient, because they're slowly trying to recover. >> reporter: millions of people in 11 states are spending their fourth night in the dark, including seven families in this lower manhattan apartment complex. this couple, stranded on the 20th floor, is nearly out of food. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we stayed up here. >> reporter: their lifeline is a volunteer who scales the stairs to bring food from two blocks we. to help restore electricity, they're sending a plane with heavy equipment. it
trees and power lines in new york city. the nor'easter brought heavy winds, rain and snow to an area trying desperately to pick up the pieces from superstorm sandy. along the storm ravaged jersey shore, the second blast is like another punch to the gut. >> it won't end now. i just want it to be over. >> reporter: wednesday's storm knocked out power to nearly 300,000 additional homes and businesses in the new york city- new jersey metro areas. many had just gotten their lights on like joe. his family spent a week in the dark before getting power back yesterday. >> it was great. watching tv. get on the computer, things you used to do. >> reporter: only to have the lights go out again four hours later. >> i had a sense, we're going to lose power. i just had a feeling. >> reporter: sandy victims here in rockaway beach where there is no power are using generators to charge their phones. in areas where sandy hit the hardest, the last thing victims needed was to put recovery efforts on hold because of the latest storm. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have eve
addressed the "fiscal cliff" crisis. >> and facing such a severe gas shortage, how drivers in new york city are being forced to follow an odd new rule. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, of the c-i-a. tonigh >>> and now at 6:30, he led military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan and became head of the cia. tonight, general david petraeus steps down after admitting to having an affair. petraeus called his behavior unacceptable as the leader of the spy agency. cbs reporter tara mergener in washington where the resignation has shocked the intelligence community as well as top political leaders. tara. >> reporter: indeed. good evening, allen. yes, petraeus' resignation absolutely came as a shock here in washington ending the long career of a well respected and very high-profile public servant. cia director david petraeus submitted a letter of resignation to president obama admitting he had an extramarital affair. the president accepted his resignation. petraeus who has been married for 37 years says he showed, quote, extremely poor judgment when he had the affair. petraeus has been running the cia since sep
.c. area. farther northward, central pennsylvania, toward new york city, a swath of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. as you head out on the roadways early this morning, give yourself some extra time. rob and paula, back to you. >> all righty. meteorologist jim dickey and accuweather. thanks for that report. >>> one month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina. >>> next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but
. new york city officials are urging people to leave low- lying areas but no mandatory evacuations. many are staying behind because they are afraid of looting. >> everything that i own is here. i'm trying to save it. my wife, my kids, my best friend mike, and i'm just going to lose everything. i mean, my body is shutting down. >> reporter: just heartbreaking there. the nor'easter also canceled hundreds of flights including more than two dozen to and from sfo. and the storm is moving into new england this morning. >> and new york and new jersey are getting a look at the new damage now that daylight is there. teresa brewer joins us -- teresa garcia -- pardon me -- teresa garcia, there we go. she joins us now, pardon that. and tell us, how are the folks doing? we know folks on the east coast are resilient. but we just heard an interview with a gentleman, tough... >> reporter: well, yes. like the interview you just heard, it's heart-wrenching. people have these stories of just massive destruction, their lives turned around, personal belongings gone, many people also lost loved ones who died
. they are ready to roll in the macy's thanksgiving day parade of course in new york city. there are special seats for those hit hard by superstorm sandy. you can watch the parade right here on cbs 5. that's all starting at 1:00 this afternoon. i love watching this parade. >> i do, too. it is fun. it starts later. being on the east coast all those years, you are used to getting up at 9:00 and boom there it is. you have to wait a little longer here. looks like a nice day. >> you can see the crowds are already lining up on the streets there. >>> black friday is starting a whole day earlier this year. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning. kmart opens in an hour. >> reporter: there is a line already wrapped around the building. some people got here at 10 p.m. last night. the kmart opens at 6 a.m. and is among a handful of stores opening on thursday for black friday sales. a lot of people are bundled up because it's chilly. you have your blanket. what are you out here for? >> for the door busters, the televisions that are $97 and 1.99. i think that's th
giffords last june. this time he beat his republican rival by just over 1,000 votes. homes in new york city severely damaged by hurricane sandy will be demolished. city officials say about 200 buildings will be bull dozed in the coming days. 500 other damaged homes and structures are still being inspected and could meet a similar fate. as michelle miller reports, replacing what was lost won't be easy. >> the water was already coming up to the window. and inside the house, it was already above my knees. >> reporter: it was a harrowing night for michael peters, his wife, and four daughters. hurricane sandy swept their three-room home off its foundation two weeks ago, forcing them to spend the night on the roof. >> we were there from 9:00 p.m. in the night all the way till, like, 8:00 p.m. in the morning. >> reporter: you were on your roof for 12 hours? >> yes. >> reporter: for now, they're staying at mount manresa, a religious retreat housing more than a dozen families. they're among 47,000 new yorkers who have applied for housing help from the federal emergency management agency. do you feel
in new jersey and new york without power. meanwhile, paramedics across this section of new york city checking on the elderly. they are checking on anyone who might need help. people in the areas they help has been slow in coming. >> this has only been maybe a week and a half of freshwater. for the first five or six days, no one was there. >> new york city officials have reported at least two elderly people have died in buildings without power. >>> it's been two years in the making. dozens helped break ground for a vietnam war memorial in san jose. the monument will be called sons of san jose. it's a 5-acre area of water leak but -- what would a river park. more than 140 residents died or went missing in the vietnam war. a memorial in san jose means people don't have to go to washington dc to pay their respects to the fallen. the project is expected to be complete in about 10 weeks. >>> in honor of veterans day, a special tribute for neil armstrong aboard the uss hornet. the retired aircraft carrier held under the a nearby real opening its exhibit of apollo program artifacts in alamed
being held. the food bank for new york city so obviously two groups very involved with helping our men and women in services as well as recovery from hurricane sandy. all right. a big week, jim. holding steady here. >> a major rollover. i heard that talk more than i heard in some time. >> you talk about big macro risk on, risk off plays. dollar index above 200 for the first time since september 7th. this notion, jim, that if governor romney wins that the fed serves and bernanke leaves early. do you believe any of that? fed policy pivots around who wins? >> we go back to a tighter money situation. i think that whether you like it or not, there's a lot of people that feel that's good for everything. i think what is such an interesting moment is i always come back to individual stocks. we talk about retail. we talked about housing. these have made major comebacks and those stocks are either at or well exceeded where they were before it began. i think that's a factor of bernanke more than a factor of obama. >> a lot of people said the fed will have to be more clear how they respond to bett
holeless. it destroyed blocks of homes. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came. armed with back packs full of supplies. >> this would have been two months world of work. >> and ready to help people like frank. >> they are mar thonnerses, not neighbors, not even staton islanders, look at what they are doing, this is great. >> he cleaned the dotti home instead of running a race. >> people here cheer us on every year the least i can do is help them out. >> reporter: scenes like this are playing out across new york and new jersey. chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in this town, i love the town. i will take care of people i know and anybody that that i can help. >> reporter: the one million people without power in new jersey are coming to centers like these for food and warmth. >> we walked here from jersey city. no gas in my car. it is really nice here. he gets to eat. >> even though the cleanup is still far from over, this week things will start to get back to normal in some area
: sandy destroyed blocks of homes here on staton island. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came, armed with backpacks full of supplies and ready to help people like frank dott stphaoeurbgs these marathoners not even neighbors, helping out staton islanders. look at what they are doing? great. >> reporter: he spent the day cleaning the dotti's home instead of running the race. >> people come out and cheer us on every year. the least we can do, help them out. >> volunteers have been coming here all weekend to help. bringing food and rolling in a tv so people can watch sunday night football. in new jersey, chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in the up to, loved town, that is what i am going to do. take care of anybody that i know and anybody that i can help. >> reporter: the one million people are coming to centers like these for food and warm stphaogt we walked here from yearsy city. no gas in my car. but, you know t is really nice here -- it is really nice here. >> the clean
for the party and for politics in general. cbs news, new york city. >>> up next, your wednesday morning weather and victims of hurricane sandy get out and vote. many traveling far and wide just to cast their ballots. nd wide just to cast their ballots. day at t, went home and fed her family. now she's helping her community. no wonder it's hard to focus on her own needs. but she's got one a day women's, a complete multivitamin with key nutrients women may need all in one pill. because our focus is you. the latest thing to wear with beautiful tops. beautiful underarms. wear with toga tops, yoga tops, and va-va-voom tops. dove go sleeveless makes underarms soft and smooth in just five days. effective protection. beautiful result. >>> here's a look at the weather. new york, rain and snow. miami, sunny and 79. chicago, 48. dallas, sunny and 76. clouds and sunny in l.a., 76. a nor'easter is forecast to hit the northeast. expect strong winds, beach erosion, shore line flooding and a storm surge of up to four feet. up to three inches of rain is possible for parts of new england. snow could drop from de
electrical wires have stopped commuter trains in long island. new york city police urging residents to leave low lying neighborhoods but the mayor has not issued any mandatory evacuations. many are staying behind because they're afraid of looting. >> everything i own is here and i'm trying to save it. my wife, my kids, my best friend, mike. and i'm just going to lose everything. my body is shutting down. >> the nor'easter canceled hundreds of flight, including 31 to and from sfo. >>> cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help the victims of hurricane sandy. you can donate tomorrow by calling 1-888-5-helps-u. our special hot line will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. >>> his final race is over. president obama today thanked cd ing back to work. >> there's no shortage of work to be done. approaching the fiscal cliff with a stalemate on capitol hill, cbs 5 reporter looks ahead to the second term. >> reporter: the president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: t
for new york city drivers. they'll have to wait until the weekend for the last of the city's flooded tunnels to reopen. and the winds and snow from yesterday's nor'easter killed power to another 200,000 customers, mostly in new jersey. lynn crafton's fiance, billy reid, needs this life- sustaining equipment. they've had to run on generator power since sandy hit. >> who would expect in the united states united states of america that you would be without power and heat for 11 days. >> reporter: they gas up the generator 11 times per day and wait for the power to come back on. >> without this life-sustaining equipment, we would be in the hospital. >> reporter: crafton is lucky to have a roof over her head. other families have lost their homes entirely. mark strasman, cbs muse, del mar, new jersey. >> and our sandy relief telethon that we had today raised nearly $135,000 to benefit the red cross. if you'd still like to help out, go to cbsfs.com. >>> and we're getting a first look at the loot allegedly belonging to a pair of female serial burglars. today, officers showed us some of the st
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